The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

March 29, 2013

County offers free Dump Day Saturday

By Kim West
kwest@athensnews-courier.com

— In his 1959 hit single, “Money (That’s What I Want),” Barrett Strong ironically crooned, “The best things in life are free.”

This Saturday, Limestone County residents can take advantage of an annual event best known as Dump Day. From 7 a.m. to noon, locals with proof of residency can dump a load of trash at no charge at the county’s transfer station at 13275 U.S. 72 West.

“It’s one day a year that the county has contracted with the owners of the transfer station. Limestone County residents can bring a tractor-trailer load for free,” said Lynne Hart, executive coordinator of Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful.

Hart said there are a few restrictions for the free dumping, including no medical or household hazardous waste.

“Contractors are not permitted to dump for free,” Hart said. “Any appliance that contains Freon must have the compressor removed. A limit of four automobile tires per load is allowed.”